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Thursday, January 17, 2019
Hard-LEFT Dem Accused of 'BREATHTAKING BIGOTRY' After Claim That Lindsey Graham Is 'COMPROMISED'
No Longer the Party of My Father, but a party of Dysfunctional, Morally Bankrupt Misfits who HATE America! ...tmiraldi Hard-left Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing backlash and accusations of homophobia after claiming that Sen. Lindsey Graham is being blackmailed into supporting President Trump. (Associated Press) Lukas Mikelionis
A hard-left Democrat from Michigan is facing backlash and accusations of homophobia after repeating baseless allegations pushed by MSNBC and liberal activists that Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is somehow being blackmailed into supporting President Trump.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a freshman lawmaker and close ally of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was condemned Tuesday after claiming Graham was “compromised.” Omar was responding to a video that suggested Graham pivoted from being a Trump critic to one of the president's biggest supporters in the Senate.
“They got to him, he is compromised!” Omar tweeted.
The baseless remark came the same day that MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle came under fire for implying that Graham was being blackmailed by Trump over “something pretty extreme.”
Just like Omar, Ruhle didn’t cite any evidence to support her claim. “It could be that Donald Trump or somebody knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham,” Ruhle said before quickly ending the segment. "We're gonna leave it there."
Harmeet K. Dhillon, a national committeewoman for the Republican National Committee, slammed Omar’s comment for bigotry: “Breathtaking bigotry, homophobia from a member of Congress. It's not funny, and puzzling why Dems get away with outdated stereotypes and dumb conspiracy theories like this.”
“Is this a reference to the prominent & pernicious homophobic rumor that is circulating the internet? Because I might expect that from a troll, but you’re a Congresswoman,” Jerry Dunleavy tweeted.
“Here's an elected representative promulgating the homophobic conspiracy theory, without evidence, that Lindsay Graham is a gay, blackmailed, shill,” writer Tiana Lowe seconded.
The unfounded attacks on Graham -- who emerged as a leading pro-Trump voice and a superstar of the conservative movement following the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh -- have recently intensified, with progressive activists first floating the conspiracy theory about the senator.